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perchking

Mixing minnows?

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I specifically target walleye and crappies, but always had issues when "mixing" walleye suckers in the same bucket as crappie minnows, I would always loose a fair amount of suckers. When I started keeping them in different buckets my mortality rate went down.

 

if anyone else has this problem you should give it a try. 

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When I can keep air to them and keep the  water fresh I haven't had much of a problem.  

When I can keep air to them and keep the  water fresh I haven't had much of a problem.  

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I've never had any issues mixing crappies, fatheads, rainbows, shiners, etc. But once I start mixing suckers, it requires more upkeep to keep them alive. Never put creek chubs with crappie minnows! They'll eat them! 

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For the most part I don't mix my minnows. I have 2 aerators so each bucket get their own supply of air which seems to be the biggest problem when keeping minnows alive.

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I used to own/ manufacture the Minnow Magic minnow life preserver system, and it had a screened divider in the middle of the container. One type of minnow on one side, one on the other. The aerator would keep them alive in the garage for two weeks in Winter, easy. Same in the Summer with the cool-pack in the top.,,,you could go all day with lively minnows.

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